Athletic Training Staff

Wes Sturtz
Head Athletic Trainer
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Wes Sturtz is in his 4th year as the head athletic trainer for the Eagles. During his time with the Eagles, he has helped implement preventative programs, focusing on the knee and the arm. 

Prior to Kirkwood, Sturtz spent two years as the head athletic trainer at Chicago Christian High School in Chicago, IL.

Sturtz earned his B.A. in Athletic Training from Coe College where he also a member of the Kohawk football team. Sturtz and his wife, Jackie, have a son, Cayden, and live in Hiawatha.


Emma Nye


Assistant Athletic Trainer
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Emma Nye is in her first season as assistant athletic trainer for Kirkwood athletics.

Nye joined Kirkwood Athletic Training Services after earning her clinical Doctorate in Athletic Training from Indiana State University. During her time at Indiana State, she primarily worked with the women's volleyball and women's basketball programs.

Nye earned her B.S. in Athletic Training from Marywood University in Pennsylvania, where she was also a member of the women's soccer team.